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== About this page ==
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{{Trail|Programme|Miniconfs}}
Lin Nah will be leaving you info + links here for putting up on the wiki. Yes it is as opposed to doing it myself. Some of them require organising, wording etc. Mostly info + links I already have and so it is a copy + paste without prettying it up. Some will be links to where to find the info. [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 22:49, 14 December 2014 (AEDT)
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= Stuff for wiki =
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== Miniconf Program ==
  
Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
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Here is the draft of the program for the miniconf. No doubt we will change the build sessions around a little bit.
HOpefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
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Also we hope to add a few more lightning talks closer to the day.
  
http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
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=== 10:40-12:15 OpenRadio Introduction + Build session ===
  
Some stuff todo here in the r/auckland FAQ http://www.reddit.com/r/auckland/wiki/index and r/nz faq http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/1exkfs/faq_tourism_visiting_new_zealand/
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* Intro to OpenRadio
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* Groking the building blocks
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* Intro to through hole and surface moung soldering
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* Build!
  
Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
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=== 10:40-12:20 Rx + Build session ===
If someone is creating them
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== Supermarkets ==
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* Receive block theory
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* Get your head around the software; fldigi & spectrograms
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* Build!
  
Countdown quay st is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight (can't remember what time they stop+resume selling alcohol - 11pm or midnight)
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=== 13:20-15:00 Tx + Build session ===
* Countdown metro on Victoria St (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
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* New World on Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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Both Countdown + new world is smaller than the countdown in Quay St + New World at Victoria Park.
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* they all have stuff for gluten free, egg free, dairy free, vegetarian diets (eg gluten free breads etc). They also have butchery, bread, deli, etc. just the smaller ones have not as big range.
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Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (behind k'rd foodcourt)
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* Regulations
and Tai Ping Beach Rd are 2 closest asian supermarkets to the venue.
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* Transmitter blocks and Modulation schemes
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* Understanding what modes the OpenRadio can send
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* Build!
  
Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/
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=== 15:40-17:15 OpenRadio Lightning talks ===
  
== Speciality foods ==
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* Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
SUpermarkets do have a lot of the organic, dairy free, gluten free(incl bread + pasta), sugarfree , and food for special diets. However there's other shops too.
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* Don Wallace - Where do these radio frequencies come
Eg if the bread/pasta/biscuits isn't in the bread/pasta section, check for the supermarket's speciality section or ask staff.
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from and how do I get to use them?
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* Kim Hawtin - RF in and RF out, your first antennas
  
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== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
  
=== vegan ===
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Good morning all,
Vegans may like '''The Cruelty Free shop''' on K'Rd http://www.thecrueltyfreeshop.co.nz/
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List of where to buy vegetarian/vegan products in Auckland
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So now would be a good time to open up the registration for the OpenRadio MiniConf. This is also a good time as a reminder that the CfP for the miniconf will be closing on the 14th of December.
http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/home/local-events/auckland-centre/auckland-vegetarian-shops-and-products/
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List of vegan + vegetarian wines + beer
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As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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http://www.veggie.co.nz/wine/
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http://www.barnivore.com/wine/m-r?region=New+Zealand
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Since this is our first build'a'thon at LCA we are setting a limit on seats to 30. We are aiming to dedicate enough time to each of the participants to complete the kit on the day.
  
There may be a few other smaller producers who may be vegan/vegan but didn't get themselves certified.
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The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
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As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.
  
=== Gluten Free in NZ ===
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Extra kits will be made available after the conference.
List of Gluten free products in NZ
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http://jimmyboswell.com/foodblog/everyday-gluten-free-products-in-new-zealand/
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http://www.coeliac.org.nz/eating_gluten_free
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GF Manufacturers http://coeliacconz.joidesign.com/manufacturer
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(there used to be a manufacturer's database but link I have for it isn't working atm)
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Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
  
Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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To register please head to Davids site;
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  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
  
== Cheese ==
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For further information please email me at;
Good selection at supermarket.  Those that won awards usually have a label.
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  vk5fj@wia.org.au
Award winners listed here http://www.nzsca.org.nz/cheese-awards/
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2014 cheese awards winners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1403/S00116/dutch-trio-sweep-nz-cheese-awards.htm
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* Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop
 
Shortland St, Auckland CBD  https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
 
  
La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.
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== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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=== Submission Dates ===
  
== Bakeries in town ==
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Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
Pandoro (queen st)
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Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
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Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
  
== Best pies ==
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=== 'No pressure' policy ===
Prob good for ppl going on the roadtrip and wish to have pies along the way
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The Open Radio Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an radio-related talk to submit a proposal even if you've never presented at a conference before. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may otherwise not consider submitting a proposal.
http://www.nzbakels.co.nz/pie_awards_2014.cfm
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== Markets ==
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=== Commitment to Diversity ===
I like markets as they are a good place to find the best NZ local produce (especially the farmers markets).  "Farmers market" in nz means things they sell has to be made/grown within a certain radius of the market's location. They tend to be organic or spray free too. Authenticity http://www.marketground.co.nz/fmnz/35275/
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We are especially keen to present a diverse range of experiences and voices, and actively encourage women and people from other groups that are frequently under-represented at tech events to submit a proposal. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may fit with this objective.
  
Britomart Farmers market on Saturday
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=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays
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La Cigale French Market in Parnell. on Sat + sundays St Georges Bay Rd. Can walk from carlaw park accommodations. Doesn't comply with "farmers market" rules. La Cigale (the shop which started the market) has imported french cheeses and wines as well as other kitchenware. However there's many stalls there that would comply within the NZ farmers market regulations.
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Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.
Very very good market. There's a gluten free sausage stall there too.
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Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
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Some ideas include:
  
Farmers market web page http://www.farmersmarkets.org.nz/
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* Hardware for SDR
Further afield (for travellers) the Matakana market oN Sat morning is worth
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* Software for SDR
visiting if you're on the way to visit the marine reserve at Leigh.
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* Protocols over the air
Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday
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* Digital voice
https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket
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* Understandning data modes
https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
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* Encoding and Decoding data
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* Logging data or voice
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* Positioning
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* Radio direction finding
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* Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
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* Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
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* Simple data links with cheap radio chips
  
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=== Presentation Format ===
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Presentations will be 'lightning talks' session with multiple 5-15 minute mini-presentations. Ideally we would like to see proposals for longer lightning talks, you can also just present on the day (this is a very low-pressure way to ease yourself into presenting, so please have a think in advance about what you'd like to present).
  
== Pharmacies: ==
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=== Need some help? ===
This pharmacy is in the same bldg as Countdown. It is open 9am - 9pm  7 days a week (unlike the one at uni which closes around 5pm.
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If you have an idea (or the beginning of an idea) for a presentation for the Open Radio Miniconf, we'd be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au or ping him at @vk5fj on Twitter to start the conversation.
  
Quay St Pharmacy
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=== Code of Conduct ===
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Anyone presenting at the Open Miniconf is bound by the same Code of Conduct as presenters and conference attendees of the main conference. The full LCA2015 Code of Conduct is at http://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct
  
Countdown Building
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To help ensure that presentations comply with the Code of Conduct, we require presenters to submit a copy of their presentation/slide deck for review by Monday 5th January, 2015 (one week prior to the start of LCA).
  
76 Quay Street
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=== Presenter Responsibilities ===
Auckland Central
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Presenters at the Open Radio Miniconf must be registered attendees of the main LCA2015 conference. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs. The LCA2015 committee has made available a small number of miniconf-only passes that we will be using to enable Amateur Radio enthusiasts to present who would not otherwise be able to attend.
  
Phone +64(9) 280 6197
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=== How to Submit Proposals ===
Fax +64(9) 374 4577
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Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
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Store Hours
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Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au
Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm
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We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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Campus pharmacy
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https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about?gl=nz&hl=en
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http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/campus-pharmacy-auckland
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The Campus Pharmacy sells cosmetics, general medicines, toiletries, sports products, stamps, and phone cards. It also processes film and is an agent for NZ Post.
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Kim VK5FJ
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Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator
  
Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons
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== Attendees ==
City Campus
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Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
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Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.
from https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html
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* Name - Callsign, if you have one
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* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
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* [[User:George Patterson|George Patterson]] VK3FADQ
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* [[User:Peter Chubb|Peter Chubb]] VK2FPC (will be multiplexing with Kernel miniconf)
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* [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]] VK1ATP
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* [[User:Peter Howard|Peter Howard]]
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* Amitay Isaacs
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* Peter Lawler
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* [[User:Nathan Willis|Nate Willis]]
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* Andrew Mc (buildathon, then various)
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* [[User:Gabriel Noronha|Gabriel Noronha]]
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* [[User: Joshua Scott|Joshua Scott]]
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden] VK1MC
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* Josh Mesilane, VK3XJM
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* Bob Edwards
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* Simon Paterson
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* Michael Wheeler
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* Geordie Millar
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* Giovanni Moretti - ZL2GX
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* [[User: Jack Moffitt|Jack Moffitt]]
  
== Doctors ==
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== Aims ==
  
http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80
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This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
http://www.quaymed.co.nz/practice-hours/patient-fees
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They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd)
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http://www.citymed.co.nz/  I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR)
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There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
  
http://www.thefono.org/services-fees/fees/ (by St Patricks Square)
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1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.
  
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
  
Note: Casual + not enrolled applies to any person going to a GP that isn't their normal GP. So applies to ppl who travel from out of town.
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
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That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal. The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help facilitate new works on the ISM and HAM bands.
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Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the [http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf Tayloe mixer] with [http://www.qsl.net/zl1wtt/I&Q.htm  I&Q] as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by [http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/ some new SSB project by NT7S], using a newly available DDS, the multiple output [https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=SI5351&b=1 SI5351]. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known [http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardNano Arduino], designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent [http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/soldersmoke-podcast-165-arduinos.html soldersmoke podcast #165]).
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So moving forward the second prototype is currently on the workbend at Marks QTH. The software stack, while complex can be simplified to using existing applications like [http://w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html FLDIGI] or building the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio GNU Radio][http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/ stack].
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Following on the the how in the now, we need to look forward. Thinking about the existing protocols, the current ways of encoding data on the wire and over the air, we are aiming to approach the design of new over the air protocols.
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We are currently working through the materials for the build-a-thon. Once we are happy with them we will update this page and put an announcement here.

Revision as of 19:42, 5 January 2015

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Miniconf Program

Here is the draft of the program for the miniconf. No doubt we will change the build sessions around a little bit. Also we hope to add a few more lightning talks closer to the day.

10:40-12:15 OpenRadio Introduction + Build session

  • Intro to OpenRadio
  • Groking the building blocks
  • Intro to through hole and surface moung soldering
  • Build!

10:40-12:20 Rx + Build session

  • Receive block theory
  • Get your head around the software; fldigi & spectrograms
  • Build!

13:20-15:00 Tx + Build session

  • Regulations
  • Transmitter blocks and Modulation schemes
  • Understanding what modes the OpenRadio can send
  • Build!

15:40-17:15 OpenRadio Lightning talks

  • Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
  • Don Wallace - Where do these radio frequencies come

from and how do I get to use them?

  • Kim Hawtin - RF in and RF out, your first antennas

OpenRadio Miniconf registrations

Good morning all,

So now would be a good time to open up the registration for the OpenRadio MiniConf. This is also a good time as a reminder that the CfP for the miniconf will be closing on the 14th of December.

As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.

Since this is our first build'a'thon at LCA we are setting a limit on seats to 30. We are aiming to dedicate enough time to each of the participants to complete the kit on the day.

The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit. As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.

Extra kits will be made available after the conference.

Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.

To register please head to Davids site;

 http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart

For further information please email me at;

 vk5fj@wia.org.au


OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015

Submission Dates

Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf

'No pressure' policy

The Open Radio Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an radio-related talk to submit a proposal even if you've never presented at a conference before. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may otherwise not consider submitting a proposal.

Commitment to Diversity

We are especially keen to present a diverse range of experiences and voices, and actively encourage women and people from other groups that are frequently under-represented at tech events to submit a proposal. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may fit with this objective.

Suggested Presentation Topics

Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.

Some ideas include:

  • Hardware for SDR
  • Software for SDR
  • Protocols over the air
  • Digital voice
  • Understandning data modes
  • Encoding and Decoding data
  • Logging data or voice
  • Positioning
  • Radio direction finding
  • Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
  • Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
  • Simple data links with cheap radio chips

Presentation Format

Presentations will be 'lightning talks' session with multiple 5-15 minute mini-presentations. Ideally we would like to see proposals for longer lightning talks, you can also just present on the day (this is a very low-pressure way to ease yourself into presenting, so please have a think in advance about what you'd like to present).

Need some help?

If you have an idea (or the beginning of an idea) for a presentation for the Open Radio Miniconf, we'd be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au or ping him at @vk5fj on Twitter to start the conversation.

Code of Conduct

Anyone presenting at the Open Miniconf is bound by the same Code of Conduct as presenters and conference attendees of the main conference. The full LCA2015 Code of Conduct is at http://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct

To help ensure that presentations comply with the Code of Conduct, we require presenters to submit a copy of their presentation/slide deck for review by Monday 5th January, 2015 (one week prior to the start of LCA).

Presenter Responsibilities

Presenters at the Open Radio Miniconf must be registered attendees of the main LCA2015 conference. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs. The LCA2015 committee has made available a small number of miniconf-only passes that we will be using to enable Amateur Radio enthusiasts to present who would not otherwise be able to attend.

How to Submit Proposals

Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.

72,

Kim VK5FJ Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator

Attendees

Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.

Aims

This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.

There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;

1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.

2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx

3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.

That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal. The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help facilitate new works on the ISM and HAM bands.

Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the Tayloe mixer with I&Q as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by some new SSB project by NT7S, using a newly available DDS, the multiple output SI5351. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known Arduino, designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent soldersmoke podcast #165).

So moving forward the second prototype is currently on the workbend at Marks QTH. The software stack, while complex can be simplified to using existing applications like FLDIGI or building the GNU Radiostack.

Following on the the how in the now, we need to look forward. Thinking about the existing protocols, the current ways of encoding data on the wire and over the air, we are aiming to approach the design of new over the air protocols.

We are currently working through the materials for the build-a-thon. Once we are happy with them we will update this page and put an announcement here.